Be Aware of the Dark Side of Smartphones

Though smartphones can make life a lot more convenient and more fun, they do have their dangers. Some of the apps available for smartphones can make it easier for strangers to contact you online. And, although some of these people will just want to be friends, others could be planning to groom and sexually exploit you.

How to know if you’re being groomed online – spot the signs

As more and more young people access the internet using smartphones, laptops and tablet computers, it becomes harder for parents to monitor what their children are doing online. You might feel that you’re old enough to not need your parents checking up on you and want some privacy from what seems like prying eyes, but remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Stay Safe During School Holidays

During the summer holidays, a lot of young people spend more time online, out with friends or home alone than they do normally, especially if their parents or carers work full or part time. Abusers can use the increased freedom that young people experience during the summer holidays to begin grooming and exploiting them.

Say Something Campaign

Talking about CSE isn’t always easy and a lot of young people don’t know who to turn to or who to trust. To help people affected by CSE to speak up, the NWG Network has launched a new service called Say Something.